Il Poggione - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

97 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
Il Poggione - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG - 2015 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Il Poggione - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

97 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
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Il Poggione is a renowned producer of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. Located in the heart of Tuscany, in the Montalcino area, the winery has a long history of producing quality wines with a commitment to tradition. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected, and the wine is aged in large oak barrels for at least three years, followed by a period of bottle aging. The result is a wine of great complexity and elegance, with a deep ruby color and aromas of red berries, spices, and leather. On the palate, Brunello di Montalcino from Il Poggione is full-bodied and well-structured, with firm tannins and a long, persistent finish.

In addition to their Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione also produces other wines such as Rosso di Montalcino and Sant'Antimo. These wines are made from the same Sangiovese grape but are aged for a shorter period of time, resulting in a lighter body and softer tannins.

Il Poggione is a producer that embodies the best of Tuscan winemaking tradition, with a focus on quality, authenticity, and respect for the land. Their Brunello di Montalcino is a true masterpiece of Italian wine, and a must-try for any wine lover.

Il Poggione is a renowned producer of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. Located in the heart of Tuscany, in the Montalcino area, the winery has a long history of producing quality wines with a commitment to tradition. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected, and the wine is aged in large oak barrels for at least three years, followed by a period of bottle aging. The result is a wine of great complexity and elegance, with a deep ruby color and aromas of red berries, spices, and leather. On the palate, Brunello di Montalcino from Il Poggione is full-bodied and well-structured, with firm tannins and a long, persistent finish.

In addition to their Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione also produces other wines such as Rosso di Montalcino and Sant'Antimo. These wines are made from the same Sangiovese grape but are aged for a shorter period of time, resulting in a lighter body and softer tannins.

Il Poggione is a producer that embodies the best of Tuscan winemaking tradition, with a focus on quality, authenticity, and respect for the land. Their Brunello di Montalcino is a true masterpiece of Italian wine, and a must-try for any wine lover.

Il Poggione is a renowned producer of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. Located in the heart of Tuscany, in the Montalcino area, the winery has a long history of producing quality wines with a commitment to tradition. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected, and the wine is aged in large oak barrels for at least three years, followed by a period of bottle aging. The result is a wine of great complexity and elegance, with a deep ruby color and aromas of red berries, spices, and leather. On the palate, Brunello di Montalcino from Il Poggione is full-bodied and well-structured, with firm tannins and a long, persistent finish.

In addition to their Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione also produces other wines such as Rosso di Montalcino and Sant'Antimo. These wines are made from the same Sangiovese grape but are aged for a shorter period of time, resulting in a lighter body and softer tannins.

Il Poggione is a producer that embodies the best of Tuscan winemaking tradition, with a focus on quality, authenticity, and respect for the land. Their Brunello di Montalcino is a true masterpiece of Italian wine, and a must-try for any wine lover.

The Il Poggione 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a darker and more concentrated appearance than many of its peers. The wine is beautifully abundant and fragrant in the most exuberant and expressive manner. You will recognize aromas of moist soil, tobacco, and smoke. Candied cherry hovers over the entire bouquet. Fruit is sourced from older vines (all over 25 years old). Il Poggione occupies a special spot within the Montalcino appellation, and the area always produces slightly more concentrated and powerful wines. I find that to be particularly true in this gorgeous 2015 vintage. I am also very attracted to that almost dusty note of crushed mineral that rides long on the full-bodied finish. Il Poggione's Brunello is also distinguished by firm, youthful tannin that need a few more years to unwind.
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino represents a smaller harvest. Some 130,000 bottles were produced, which is 80,000 bottles less than average. In fact, Il Poggione made more Rosso di Montalcino and IGT compared to their flagship Brunello. No Riserva was produced in 2011. One of the reasons for the reduced production was the very warm growing season that mandated severe fruit selection. In my opinion, Il Poggione has done a fine job with the fruit they dedicated to this wine. This is a wine of ripe fruitiness and dark richness. There is a hint of reduction that puts the proverbial breaks on the wine's intensity. Il Poggione is happiest with the 2012 and 2015 vintages and less so with 2013.
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino lives up to the impeccable reputation garnered by this estate over the years. This is a profound and beautifully rendered Sangiovese that delivers bold and luscious fruit quality with black cherry and spicy plum at the start. The bouquet follows through with mild oak notes of smoke, tar and toasted nut. There is another aromatic component that includes crushed stone and dried herb or mint. This Brunello shows elegant evolution in the glass and promises a very long ageing future ahead.
Type:
Red
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Producer:
Il Poggione
Grapes/Blend:
Sangiovese

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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine produced in the Tuscany region of Italy. It is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, which are grown in the hills surrounding...

Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine produced in the Tuscany region of Italy. It is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, which are grown in the hills surrounding the town of Montalcino. The wine is known for its rich, complex flavors and aromas, as well as its ability to age for many years.

The history of Brunello di Montalcino dates back to the 14th century, when the Sangiovese grape was first planted in the region. However, it was not until the mid-19th century that the wine began to gain recognition outside of the local area. In 1888, the first Brunello di Montalcino was bottled by Ferruccio Biondi-Santi, a local winemaker who is credited with creating the modern style of the wine.

Today, Brunello di Montalcino is produced by a number of different wineries in the region, each with their own unique style and approach. Some of the most well-known producers include Biondi-Santi, Il Poggione, and Banfi.

The production process for Brunello di Montalcino is highly regulated, with strict rules governing everything from the grape varieties used to the aging process. The grapes must be harvested by hand and fermented in stainless steel tanks before being aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years. After this initial aging period, the wine is then aged in the bottle for an additional four months before being released for sale.

The resulting wine is a deep ruby red color, with aromas of red fruit, leather, and tobacco. On the palate, it is full-bodied and complex, with flavors of cherry, plum, and spice. The tannins are firm and well-structured, giving the wine a long, lingering finish.

Overall, Brunello di Montalcino is a wine that is highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts alike. Its rich history, complex flavors, and ability to age for many years make it a true gem of the Italian wine world.

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